The Local Taphouse | Melbourne,
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The Local Taphouse
Excellent based on 27 ratings
Type: Bar

184 Carlisle Street, East St Kilda
Melbourne, Australia 3183 [ print map ]
03 9537 2633

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Hours: 12pm - 1am


Mayor: Rangi (11) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 300


The Local Taphouse

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Bridge Road One Autumn Sunday Morning Somewhere Three Hours North of Melbourne , Two Birds Bantam IPA , Sixpoint Oyster Stout 81, Kaiju! Where Strides the Behemoth 96, BrewCult Pepper Steak Porter , LoverBeer Madamin 95, Croucher Kiwifruit Pils , Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello IPA 93, Mountain Goat Bubble and Squeak 50, Bridge Road Enigma , Clown Shoes Luchador en Fuego 99, Garage Project Hops on Pointe 78, Moor Confidence 86, Feral Barrique OíKarma 96, Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock 99, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 99, Stone Reason Be Damned 91, Double Bastard Ale 100, Bacchus Double Chocolate Stout , Bacchus Double Obama
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27 reviews for The Local Taphouse
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  77%
 Selection  89%
 Food  65%
 Value  69%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  93%
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86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ngejo  (12) Jakarta, Indonesia | April 27, 2014| Updated May 19, 2014
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
ttrriinn  (1) , Estonia | February 1, 2014
Incredible beer selection with some really interesting choices. A lot more modest on the food front. Real homey Irish pub vibe. Tad bit on the pricy side.
58
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
tofi  (14) , | September 19, 2013
Loved everything about this place, except the staff. Please note this place definitely sets the pace on tap list quality in Melbourne.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff  (433) MŲlndal, Sweden | August 25, 2013
Visited once, on July 26, 2013, with a mate of mine.
Took the tram from Federation Square down to Luna Park or so, started walking down Carlisle Street. I had got it in my head that it was located at 185, so we stayed on the right hand side, couldnít find it, realized it was 184, had to cross the road and walk back a few blocks... So, if you also come from the bay and are walking east, it will be on your left hand side. Sign is not that obvious to notice either. Much closer tram stops too, one right on the corner, but didnít note down the name for it.
Looks and feels very much like the Local Taphouse in Sydney, which for me is a very good thing! Offer 5x90ml tasting paddles for $15, their crackers that come with it are not as tasty as the ones in Sydney, still you get it which is rare at other places!
No WiFi, since they had changed password and teh staff didnít know it to give out.
Two floors indoors seating, also a beer garden at the top floor. Two bars, one on each floor, with the same draught selection, but two handpumps (this night at least) downstairs only.
A bit off from the CBD, certainly not walking distance, but well worth the trip down to St. Kilda!
Nice fast service.
Didnít eat, part from a bowl of hot chips that me and my mate shared, will not score the food rating for that though.
Had a tasting paddle and a glass each of the two imperial stouts on hand pumps.
Big bottled selection, though I focused on the taps.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine  (746) The Sunshine State, Florida | June 16, 2013
Superb. Lucked out on the tail end of a New Zealand tap takeover. Most of the other 20+ taps were Aussie. Excellent tap selection. Indoor/outdoor seating with good atmosphere and lots of ppl even on Sunday. Didn't eat but food smelled good. A Melbourne must for beer.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jrallen34  (437) Chicago, Illinois | April 24, 2013
This is the superior Local, crushes Sydney. Comfortable setting from the decor to the chairs and service, I felt at home right away. 20 beers on tap, a lot similar to what I had in Sydney a few days prior but a few more Victorias. Loved this place, best place in Australia.
58
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 10/20
duckyutility  (10) Invercargill, New Zealand | January 20, 2013
Great bar. But real problems with the nazi style security and the manager when he eventually came out with a real attitude, when we just asking him a simple question. Totally ruined a great night out where we loved the beers and everything else about the bar. I would not go back to this bar for that reason which is sad as the beer selection was great.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
halfbaked  (24) , | December 29, 2012
Like the other one in Sydney, love this place. They have monthly rotating taps of international and local craft beers. Lots of favourites and always something new to try. The staff are knowledgable and they have cool events if you are into that kind of thing. Food is good but a bit expensive. Nice different indoor/outdoor areas. Only thing I donít like is it gets really packed. Much better to go during the day or a weekday evening.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns  (27) , Australia | October 3, 2012
this place was pretty awesome! cant fault anything they did where really helpful with the beers they provided. was cool how you got to circle your taster beers on the beer tap last and they would arrange it in the order of how they should be drunk. good food menu as well. lots of international craft from italy, usa, denmark etc and even some local stuff thrown in. overall an awesome craft beer pub
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Rangi  (11) , New Zealand | May 14, 2012
Really enjoy going to the local to see what new beers are on tap. Good service from friendly helpful staff. Plenty of events and the food is not to bad. Cheese platter was awesome and matched with the beer canít get much better.

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